Ukie responds to High Court ruling regarding sale and distribution of ‘circumvention’ devices for the Nintendo Switch

Today, the UK High Court found the sale and distribution of ‘circumvention’ devices for the Nintendo Switch unlawful.

These circumvention devices, which enable the use of unauthorised copies of videogames, jeopardise the businesses of those who uphold and rely upon the sales of legitimate products.

As such Ukie fully supports the ruling and wishes to reiterate the strong stance of the UK videogames industry against illegitimate operators.

The case represents one of multiple industry endeavours to prevent bad actors from infringing upon and exploiting the intellectual property rights associated with games.

About UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie)

Ukie (UK Interactive Entertainment) is the trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry.

A not-for-profit, it represents businesses of all sizes from small start-ups to large multinational developers, publishers and service companies, working across online, mobile apps, consoles, PC, esports, VR and AR.

Ukie also supports a number of additional initiatives aimed at supporting the sector including Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), and Games London (created in partnership with Film London).

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